Joan Pease’s community update - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views


Rock the Bay
The Bay was well and truly rocked in October! It was a great day out at Iona College, with perfect weather, a great selection of food and, of course, some fantastic artists. I would like to congratulate Tom Oliver and his team on a hugely successful event and say a big thank you to all the Bayside businesses and individuals who supported the day.

Don’t miss out on Wynnum’s Fringe Festival 16 – 21 November, I am thrilled to again support the Festival so don’t miss out visit to check out the program and mark it in your calendar!

School Facility Upgrades
There is so much work going on around our fabulous Bayside schools and it’s not just in the classrooms! Six schools are earmarked for upgrades and in some instances brand new learning centres.

Wynnum State School students will enjoy more sun-safe play thanks to a $400 000 outdoor play area upgrade due for completion this month, while Wondall Heights State School has a budget of $300 000 to upgrade their Outside School Hours Care (OSHC).

Wynnum West State School completed the upgrade of their juniors’ amenities building in September and Manly West State School is also on the home stretch of their male and female toilet block refurbishments.

Larger projects are underway for Darling Point Special School and Manly State School which include new learning centres.

Darling Point will see 28 new learning spaces, a manual arts room, multi-purpose room and student and staff amenities blocks are part of a $14 million build with work due to begin January 2022.

Manly State School’s $10 million learning centre will include a three-story building with seven learning spaces, a music general learning area, and student and staff amenities with work projceted to begin December 2021.

Training Awards
The Bayside was well-represented at the 2021 Queensland Training Awards.

When refrigeration mechanic Lauren Campbell started her apprenticeship at AG Coombs, she was their first female apprentice. She was awarded the Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year award for her work in promoting the industry to other young women.

Danielle Dixon, Executive Chef and Head of School of The Institut of Culinary Excellence, was awarded the VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year. Ms Dixon was recognised for her efforts in addressing mental health and wellness issues, as well as her work transitioning to online learning during 2020, saving countless apprenticeships and careers.

I send my biggest congratulations to both women – you should be very proud of yourselves.

Bayside Business of the Month
This month Ebb and Flow has been recognized as Bayside Business of the Month. Owner Julieann Star has always been a passionate and dedicated local business owner that uplifts businesses around her and she is also a great supporter of our community. Congratulations to Julieann and Ebb and Flow!

Christmas is Coming
I will be running a Christmas food drive again this year. Donations of non-perishable goods and hygiene items can be dropped into my office, with everything donated to Silky Oaks Children’s Haven.

And following the success of our Go Local Grow Local draw in September, I will be running a Christmas hamper draw to encourage Bayside residents to do their Christmas shopping in the Bayside. Purchase anything from a small, local business to go into the draw to win a gorgeous Christmas hamper.

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